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Crescendo Overview

Use Crescendo Music Notation Editor and Composition Software to arrange your own professional quality sheet music using a wide array of music symbols and notes.

Crescendo Music Notation Editor Features:

* Change the key signature and time signature
* Add whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes and rests (semibreve to semiquaver)
* Compose music in Treble, Bass or C Clefs (e.g., Alto and Tenor)
* Assign sharp, flat and natural accidentals to notes
* Keyboard shortcuts toggle between notes and rests
* Insert text to specify a title, tempo, dynamics or lyrics
* Drag notes to change their pitch or placement
* Automatically detects if a measure has the correct beat amount for the time signature
* Adjust staff line placement by snapping them to margins or other staff lines
* Add ties and slurs across notes
* Zoom in and out for easier editing
* View history of work completed
* Save to Crescendo's format, or export as MusicXML
* Print completed music projects, or blank music sheets for hand transcription
* Create dotted notes, chords, add repeats, and more.

Create professional music scores with this intuitive and easy to use software.

Crescendo Features

tick-square Supports for MIDI
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Crescendo Platforms

Mac Windows Android

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Crescendo Categories

Audio and Music Software

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